Grateful Dead Live at Avalon Ballroom on 1966-05-19
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Subject: 1st new new minglewood blues
Subject: Happy Birthday to ME :) <3
Subject: Lovin' This Sound from '66!
Is there anyway for me to Download this?
Subject: good lovin!
Lets not go crazy this is not as good as the 70-72 era good lovin's where jerry's guitar was ripe and phil bob billy keith could take this to new places, check out good lovin, from 2/71 at the capitol, or from 8/26/71 or 5/18/72.
But this version helps greatly to show the evolution of the sound that emerged in the early 70s, similar growth can be seen in cold rain, minglewood I know you rider..., a kind of figuring out how to play with relevance and leaving a default mindset behind, a true coming of age. Ill go as far as to say the band figured out which songs had potential before they knew how to extract such magic?
Subject: Blue's to blow ya away
Subject: The Blues
Subject: My first review..
Anyhow, this show is ridiculous. I'm still grooming my ear to notice the things all you more experienced heads can pick up...but this is it for me. Great mindbender, insane minglewood, cream puff is really solid. Good lovin - WOW.
I am a huge fan of that 60's sound the dead brought..and this show really packs it in...great vibes!
Subject: Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Subject: Groovy Garage Band Genius
Subject: Very Nice
Subject: '66 Dead....amazing
Subject: good LORD!!!
what a f****** ridiculous minglewood! cannot say enough good things about this show.
when you want to have a good day, listen to '66 dead, man, wow...
Subject: Psychedelics In Motion
And Good Lovin'...played so fast with that early rhythmic up & down pyschedelic drumming.
Subject: Note on Track 10
Subject: Arguably downhill from here ...
Listen to Billy's drums on Cream Puff War!!!!
I'd rate this up there with the Great Society records ... but of course nothing tops those. ;)
Subject: Cream Puff War?
Subject: 66 Dead
Subject: Antique Dead
Subject: Fun show, but unremarkable
However, this is also the product of a band that still has a ways to go, and while this super energetic music shows hints of brilliance in some spots, it's also almost unlistenably clumsy and raw in others. While I very much enjoy tapes from this period, I find any asscertation that this stuff is in any way superior to the band's output from later in the 60s or early 70s simply laughable. The basic elements for the GD magic are here but haven't really coalesced yet. It's amazing how much they would improve in the next 18 months.
Subject: this looks like an amazing show
if you can submit back and well talk. thanks so much.
Subject: Pure Nectar
Subject: More Pigpen
Subject: History of the Grateful Dead
Subject: beat it on down the line
Subject: Reel n Rockin' 1966 Rules
This is an amazing reel(s) of flat out smokin' ballroom bar band Grateful Dead -
the real mcCoy.
It's all good, yet...
I'd trade all my 1970 and up Dead concert attendances for the time machine trip that would let me spend just one evening like this one...
Subject: Not 11.29.66 or 2.23.66
Subject: what a nugget
Subject: thank you archive
Subject: First Cream Puff?
As a real '68 freak, tracing back that progress and uncovering stepping stones gems such as this is such a gift, especially when the sound quality is so righteous. Now, having analyzed it one way, this showed kicked some [profanity removed]
Subject: great dead
Subject: Billy is on FIRE
Subject: This is great stuff++++
Subject: An instant favorite
Subject: THE BEST!!!!
Subject: A prime example of early Dead
The set list is mighty fine, offering a big array of common songs (for the time) along with a few rarities, and DEEP RARITIES.
The covers of BIODTL, Hurts Me Too, Minglewood, Rider, S.O.T.O.T.W., Baby Blue, Good Lovin' (covered at breakneck speed, can't get any faster!) and the rare ones of It's A Sin, Sick & Tired, Silver Threads are quite excellent for a beginning band... and of course, Viola Lee is hot!
The orgainals are very intersting, while some show the native hippie outlook, they are totally priceless. Standing On The Corner, You Don't Have To Ask and Cream Puff War are played lot of fun! Then the deep reason to get this show.. the only known live versions of Taste Bud (Come Back Baby) and Mindbender.. yow!
All in all, this is a great eye opening experience for a beginning band, well before the legend. It also serves as an excellent peak into that lovely S.F. music scene before the record companies discovered and the runaway flood came. I highly recommended for all!
Subject: Toe tappin good time!
This is definately not something for everyone, but it is definately worth checking out!
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